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Louisburg College welcomes all students with the desire and ability to benefit from attending college. We look at more than just test scores and transcripts.

Through our whole-person approach to admissions decisions, we carefully consider each applicant’s potential for achievement.

Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible for the greatest chance of acceptance to the College, and financial aid and scholarships. Our rolling admissions policy allows us to respond to applicants in a matter of days.

Each academic year, the online application opens on August 1st. Applicants for the summer term should apply by May 15.

Louisburg College has the right to admit or deny admission to any applicant based upon the College’s established policies and standards.

>Online Application

>Admissions Requirements

United States residents who have not previously attended college (entering as freshman), as well as all other students applying to Louisburg College are required to submit:

- Completed Online Application

- Application fee of $25.00

- Official High School Transcripts

- SAT and/or ACT Scores

Admissions requirements for a clear acceptance into Louisburg College are:

- Cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale (C average or better)

- Composite Score of 800 or higher (critical reading and math only) on the SAT examination (17 or higher on the ACT)

Students who do not fully meet admissions requirements, but show potential for success at Louisburg, may be offered conditional admission. Conditionally admitted students may be required to register for specific courses and/ or successfully complete course work during the summer prior to their enrollment at Louisburg.

High School Courses

We strongly recommend that students preparing for admission to Louisburg complete the following high school courses:

Course Instructional Emphasis
English (4) Four course units emphasizing grammar, composition, and literature;
Mathematics (3) Three course units including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, or a higher level mathematics course for which Algebra II is a prerequisite;
Science (3) Three course units including:
  • - at least one unit in a life or biological science (for example: Biology)
  • - at least one unit in a physical science (for example: Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics)
  • - at least one laboratory course;
Social Studies (2) Two course units including one unit in U.S. History; and
Foreign Language (2) Two courses in one language (recommended, but not required).

>Transfer Applicants

An applicant who wishes to transfer from another college/university must:

- Meet Louisburg College's general admissions requirements (see Admissions Requirements)

- Provide official transcripts from all high schools and colleges/universities previously attended

- Be eligible to return to the college/university from which transfer is sought

- Provide a Dean's Evaluation from each college/university attended

Up to 32 semester hours of transfer or examination credit can be granted toward a Louisburg College degree. Credits will be accepted only for classes in which a grade of "C" or higher was received from regionally accredited institutions. The final decision on the acceptability of such credit is reserved by Louisburg College. For additional information concerning the transfer of academic credit, students may obtain a copy of Standards and Procedures for Transfer of Academic Credit from the Registrar's Office.

Transfer credit for CLEP, advanced placement, and/or DANTES will be evaluated according to the College's established policies if such credit appears on official transcripts as credit previously earned.

>International Students

Louisburg College welcomes qualified students from throughout the world!

International students are required to submit applications online. In addition to the completed application and the application fee of $25.00, international students are required to provide official transcripts from all secondary schools, colleges, and universities attended. If transcripts are in a language other than English, certified English translations must be attached.

Evaluation of international students is on an individual basis.

International students must also submit proof of English proficiency as demonstrated by a score of at least 60 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), a score of at least 5.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), a composite score of 800 or higher on the SAT examination (17 or higher on the ACT), successful completion of an intensive English language program, and/or graduation from a secondary school in which English is the primary language of instruction.

The College normally sends letters of admission and I-20 forms by overnight mail. International students who wish to have an admission letter and I-20 form sent by a commercial air delivery service (such as UPS, Federal Express, or DHL) must submit an additional fee of $50.00 with their applications.

International students are required to submit payment for a full year of study prior to arriving at Louisburg College. This payment may be made by cash, Master Card, Visa or through a wire transfer of funds. For wire transfers, please contact First Citizens Bank.

>Learning Partners

Students are encouraged to begin their application process to the Learning Partners Program at the same time as their application for admission to Louisburg College.

Once accepted to Louisburg College, you must:

- Submit current documentation with a learning difference diagnosis

- Submit three letters of recommendation from a counselor or teacher that addresses academic strengths and areas of concern as well as commitment to learning and intellectual curiosity

- Complete a personal statement of learning styles and strategies

- Participate in an on-campus family interview to discuss goals and expectations

Feel free to contact the Learning Partners department if you have any other questions or concerns about the application process.

>Readmit Students

Students who discontinued attendance at Louisburg College for one semester or more (not including the summer term) must apply for readmission. If they have attended another institution during the interim, they must have official transcripts mailed directly to the Admissions Office.

Former students in good academic and social standing may be admitted upon submission of the appropriate forms once reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Students not in good academic and/or social standing must petition the Admissions Committee for readmission. The petition must be sent to the Office of Admissions and must show good cause why such readmission should be permitted. Students suspended for academic reasons may petition for readmission after remaining out of school for at least one semester. The summer term does not count towards meeting this suspension requirement.

After an absence of four or more consecutive semesters, students who have been readmitted in full-time status (or have completed 12 semester hours as a part-time student at Louisburg College) will be evaluated as follows: only grades of D or better earned in previous enrollments will be combined with all grades earned after readmission to compute graduation eligibility.

>Dual Enrollment

Louisburg College, in cooperation with local high schools, offers Dual Enrollment for students who have completed the junior year of high school. This program is designed for students who, in the opinion of their high school principal or counselor, have the aptitude and maturity to be concurrently enrolled in high school and college.

Students considering applying for this program should take the SAT or ACT during their junior year in high school.

Students planning to enroll during the summer term immediately following completion of the junior year should submit a transcript showing work completed through the first semester of the junior year. A supplementary transcript showing their balance of high school course work should be submitted at the end of the term.

Applications will be considered on an individual basis, and a personal interview may be required. Applicants may obtain application materials and additional information from their high school counselor or from the Office of Admissions.

Specific requirements for admission are discussed below.

Applicants to this program must:

- Follow the same procedures as freshmen applicants

- Have a 3.00 average on academic work completed through the junior year

- Be recommended by their high school principal or counselor *

- Achieve a combined verbal and quantitative score of 950 on the SAT or composite score of 19 on the ACT (with a verbal score of not less than 480 and eligibility for college level mathematics courses)

- Secure written parental/guardian consent to participate in the program

- Be on track to complete the college preparatory curriculum as outlined earlier in the admissions requirements

* The principal or counselor recommending the student should submit appropriate course recommendations and a copy of the student’s high school transcript to the Office of Admissions.

The College grants full credit for college level courses completed under these programs, but high school officials may or may not accept the credits to meet graduation requirements. Students should consult their principal and/or counselor to determine the courses which satisfy those requirements.

>Important Information

A student’s application file is not complete until the following documents have been submitted:

- Freshman Students: final official high school transcript showing graduation date

- Transfer Students: final official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended

- Readmit Students: official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended since leaving Louisburg

Enrollment Deposit

First-time students who have been approved for admission to Louisburg College are required to send in an advance deposit of $200 for residents, or $100 for commuting students, to complete the admissions procedures.

Prompt submission of the deposit is to the student’s advantage since freshman housing and class registration priorities are established by using the date of receipt of the deposit. The advance deposit should be submitted to the college as soon as the student has been accepted and has decided to attend Louisburg College.

Space reservations and other priority considerations are good only until the due date of the Business Manager’s statement of semester fees. If financial settlement has not been made with the Business Office by the due date shown on the statement, the College reserves the right to grant another student the space in the class.

Medical Records

Each prospective student must return a questionnaire concerning his or her health history prior to enrollment. Records of medical examinations will be consulted when questions arise concerning the amount of curricular and extracurricular work and physical activity the student can undertake.

North Carolina General Statute 130A-155.1 states that

no person shall attend a college or university, excluding students attending night classes only, or students matriculating in off-campus courses, or students taking a course load of four credit hours or less and residing off campus, unless a certificate of immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, poliomyelitis, red measles (rubeola), and rubella is presented to the college or university on or before the first day of matriculation.

The Louisburg College student health questionnaire provides students with a convenient method of certifying their immunization history. Failure to file the required certification of immunization will result in students being withdrawn from classes. Students will receive no credit or grades for their courses, and no refunds will be granted.

Non-Accredited Institutions

Credits from established four-year or two-year national or international institutions not accredited by regional or national accrediting agencies will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Louisburg College is committed to the equal opportunity of education and employment and does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or sexual preference, national origin, age, or disability. Moreover, the College does not discriminate in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by applicable Federal laws and regulations.

Louisburg College supports the protection available to members of its community under all applicable Federal laws, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

>Request Additional Information

We know that applying to college can be tricky, but we are here to help! If you have any questions, big or small, and would like to speak to someone about the application process, you can contact your personal Admissions Counselor.

How To Apply